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Passport West End HQ project gets $24M from national organizations

The Passport west end HQ development project has drawn attention and support from prominent national investors. A collection of financial leaders has awarded Passport Health Plan – a nonprofit, Kentucky-based Medicaid managed care organization – millions of dollars in special tax credit financing to help bring the company’s new headquarters and Health and Well-Being Campus

Telehealth update

Enactment of SB112 guarantees all Kentuckians will have access to healthcare services, no matter where they live. By Rob Sprang Kentucky has been a telehealth leader for many years despite outdated laws and regulations that restrict how telehealth may be used, preventing many Kentuckians from accessing healthcare services that are not available close to home.

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys

Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted within the law firm effective January 2017.  The new Members (Partners) include: Amy Baker – Atlanta office – Real Estate & Banking Service Group Baker’s practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate transactions and secured lending.  Her practice includes the representation of national,

Profiles

THE HOSPARUS HEALTH PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Angela Tackett Dearinger, MD

  FAST FACTS Affiliations: Assistant Dean of Accreditation/ Graduate Medical Education, University of KY College of Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Lexington VA Medical Center Hometown: Paintsville, Ky. Family: Husband Chris, Children: Grace Caroline (10), Ashlyn (8), and Clay (6) Hobbies: Running, baking sweets and teaching Sunday school to kindergartners. Vacation spot: Well,

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Insights from industry associations

Each year, Medical News talks with healthcare leaders from across the Commonwealth to get their perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare.  This year, we focused on the organizations that help bring together many different aspects of the healthcare community. Specifically, we interviewed the healthcare professionals who lead industry groups and trade associations.  Their insights,

Commentary

Make substance abuse disorder treatment available when needed

By: Kim Moser and Bruce Scott, MD Years of struggling, lost employment, disconnection from family, a feeling of hopelessness—all common issues faced by those suffering from substance abuse disorder. In many cases, interaction with the criminal justice system can also be added to the list. But what if someone wants assistance before they hit rock

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